We’re adding a list of 1,000 clichés to the Buzzsaw today (www.prbuzzsaw.com). The list includes:
don’t put all your eggs in one basket
patience is a virtue
look out for number one
don’t let the bed bugs bite
a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down
wake up and smell the coffee
stop and smell the roses
it ain’t over till the fat lady sings
Paste your document into the Buzzsaw, press Buzz It, and all cliches will be crossed out automatically.
The Telegraph is today reporting that “computer scientists have developed an algorithm which can predict with 84 per cent accuracy whether a book will be a commercial success – and the secret is to avoid clichés.” Here’s the story.
In for a penny, in for a pound.